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isosterism

[ahy-sos-tuh-riz-uh m] /aɪˈsɒs təˌrɪz əm/
noun
1.
Chemistry. the quality or state of being isosteric.
2.
Pharmacology. the theory that isosteric compounds have identical or similar pharmacological action.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; isostere + -ism
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